An Amityville man has been indicted on a felony burglary charge after breaking into a home while its owners slept to steal iPhones and a video game, Nassau County prosecutors said.
Nervon Gayles, 21, was arraigned Tuesday before acting Supreme Court Justice David Sullivan on one count of second-degree burglary, a Class C felony, and one count of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a misdemeanor.
Sullivan continued bail at $30,000 bond, $17,500 cash. Gayles faces a maximum of 3 1/2 to 15 years in prison if convicted of the top charge, according to a news release from the office of acting District Attorney Madeline Singas.
He is scheduled to return to court on Nov. 17.
Prosecutors said that on June 10 Gayles broke into a Garden City home through a rear door while the family was sleeping. He took an iPhone 5, an iPhone 6, a Sony PlayStation and a pocketbook from inside the house, officials said.
Garden City police and Nassau County police used the "Find My iPhone" app to track the defendant to a location in Hempstead. When Gayles left the Hempstead property, he was carrying a shopping bag with some of the stolen items, including the game system, and was arrested, officials said.
Gayles is represented by Legal Aid; its attorneys do not typically comment on cases.